Consort’s Chicken Wings贵妃鸡翅guì fēi jī chì

cover.JPGLegend says that these chicken wings were one of Consort Yang Guifei;s favorite things to eat along with fresh lychees. It can actually be cooked in a fuss-free way, entirely in the oven for only 30 minutes! I’ve removed red wine in the traditional recipe by using simple marinade ingredients – rice wine, spring onions and soy sauce, the pantry staples in any Chinese kitchen. It tastes deliciously like BBQ chicken wing, perfect for home meals, potluck and dinner party.

Serves 3-4

  • 15 pieces (500g)             chicken wings (middle part only)

Marinade sauce

  • 3 tablespoons    light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon    dark soy sauce (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons    Chinese rice wine
  • 4-5 (50g)           spring onions

1 tablespoon     honey (optional)

1 tablespoon       white sesame seeds (optional)



  1. Pat dry the chicken wings with kitchen towel.
  2. Use a Chinese knife to smash the spring onions on the cutting board to loosen the fiber. Cut the spring onions into 5-cm long small pieces. In a large bowl, mix into soy sauce, cooking wine and the spring onions. Add the chicken wings. Mix well. Marinate for 30 minutes.IMG_4025.JPG
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 200℃. Place aluminum foil in a baking tray (I would do 2 layers as it helps keep the tray clean for easy cleaning later), arrange the wings in the tray and grill for 30 minutes.IMG_4026.JPG
  4. Brush honey on the wings or/and sprinkle some sesames seeds a few minutes before the wings are moved out of the oven.


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